Edition 9

Paul V. Greenall and Melissa Marselle report on an issue of potential significance to any psychologist engaged in sensitive research

We went into his office and he had just picked up the phone to call his wife and there was a roar; I mean a roar! And we looked up and it was the aeroplane coming right at us, the second plane....

An interview with Sue Blackmore

An interview with Sue Blackmore by Lance Workman.
LW: There seem to be three principal themes in your work – parapsychology, memes and consciousness. And I’d like to talk about all of these...

Dinesh Bhugra and Padmal de Silva look to cinema and literature for inspiration

In a multicultural society, cultural competence in assessing and managing patients is essential. If government proclamations are to be believed (e.g. Department of Health, 2003), such training...

IQ and nutrition; subscriptions ballot; and more

IQ – The meek approach is best
In the August issue ‘Letters’, Richard Lynn challenges Jim Flynn’s comment that the ‘Flynn effect’ – substantial increases in scores on intelligence tests...

New Ways of Working; Cannabis and Ecstasy; Financial decision making; and much more

Anthropology Award
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is to award the 2007 Rivers Medal to Andrew Whiten, Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of...

Pam Maras writes about the complexity and diversity of psychology

It never rains but it pours. I hope
that you have all had a good, if wet, summer.
The torrential rain that has hit parts of the UK has been the main topic of news throughout July and...

Patrick Rabbitt counters Richard Lynn's letter from the August issue.

David Duncan adds a personal and historical perspective to Chris Hackley's article from the August issue.

Jon Sutton on the real villains in the MMR saga

MMR – the real villains
Leaks, lies and statistics, and language of industrial strength in the British Medical Journal.
A series of articles in July on autism and the MMR vaccine made...

Dublin 2008; and the lastest news from the Scoiety's Boards and Policy Support Unit

Dublin 2008

Fancy a stimulating Easter break in Dublin? The Society’s 2008 Annual Conference, 2–4 April, is to be held outside the UK for the first time – at the Royal Dublin Society. The...